Pennsylvania S Patient Provider Network

Agency: State Government of Pennsylvania
State: Pennsylvania
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541512 - Computer Systems Design Services
  • 541519 - Other Computer Related Services
Posted Date: Jan 8, 2020
Due Date: Feb 10, 2020
Solicitation No: P3N RFI
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Department for this solicitation: Procurement
Date Prepared: 01/08/20 Types: RFI
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Solicitation/Project#: P3N RFI Solicitation/Project Title: Pennsylvania’s Patient & Provider Network
Description: The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (“DHS” or “Department”) Shared Services for Health and Human Services, Bureau of Procurement & Contract Management, issues this Request for Information (“RFI”) to gather input and information concerning the continuation and expansion of the federated health information exchange (“HIE”) in Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania Patient and Provider Network (“P3N”) and the Pennsylvania Public Health Gateway (“PHG”).
Specifically, this RFI seeks information to assist the Department in developing the technical specifications for the potential replacement of the P3N infrastructure and incorporation of the PHG. Through this RFI, the Department seeks to become aware of and knowledgeable about industry advances and options for providing federated HIE services and public health reporting services for Pennsylvania.
The Department encourages interested parties to provide feedback in response to this RFI or any part of it. A respondent may respond to all or any of the specific questions or topics included in this RFI.
Department Information
Department/Agency: Human Services Delivery Location:
County: Statewide Duration: until Feb. 10
Contact Information
First Name: Ross Last Name: Bowman
Phone Number:
(XXX-XXX-XXXX)
717-783-3767 Email: RA-PWRFICOMMENTS@PA.GOV
Solicitation Information
Bids must be received by the purchasing agency on the Solicitation Due Date no later than the Solicitation Due Time as set forth in the solicitation. Any conflict between the dates and/or times contained in the solicitation itself or its attachments and this advertisement shall be resolved in favor of the solicitation.

Solicitation Start Date: 01/08/20
Solicitation Due Date: 02/10/20 Solicitation Due Time: 12:00 PM
Solicitation Opening Date: 02/10/20 Solicitation Opening Time: 12:01 PM
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No. of Addendums: 0
Amended Date: 01/08/20
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P3N RFI.pdf
Appendix A - P3N Technical Submittal Draft.pdf




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Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Patient and Provider Network
(P3N) Draft Technical Submittal Requirements
Request for Information (RFI)
Date: January 8, 2020
P3N Draft Technical Submittal Requirements
Request for Information
January 8, 2020
Table of Contents
PART 1. GENERAL INFORMATION................................................................................................3
1.1 Purpose of this Request for Information .......................................................................... 3
1.2 Request for Information Timeline ..................................................................................... 3
1.3 Disclaimers ......................................................................................................................... 3
PART 2. BACKGROUND ..............................................................................................................4
2.1 Background Information.................................................................................................... 4
2.2 Vision .................................................................................................................................. 5
2.3 Mission................................................................................................................................ 5
2.4 Objectives ........................................................................................................................... 6
2.5 Strategies............................................................................................................................ 6
PART 3. REQUEST FOR INFORMATION SUBMISSION FORMAT ........................................................7
3.1 Response Submission ....................................................................................................... 7
3.2 Cover Letter ........................................................................................................................ 7
3.3 Conceptual Solutions and Strategies Response ............................................................. 7
APPENDIX A. Draft P3N Technical Submittal
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Request for Information
January 8, 2020
PART 1. General Information
1.1 Purpose of this Request for Information
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (“DHS” or “Department”) Shared Services for Health
and Human Services, Bureau of Procurement & Contract Management, issues this Request for
Information (“RFI”) to gather input and information concerning the continuation and expansion of the
federated health information exchange (“HIE”) in Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania Patient and
Provider Network (“P3N”) and the Pennsylvania Public Health Gateway (“PHG”).
Specifically, this RFI seeks information to assist the Department in developing the technical specifications
for the potential replacement of the P3N infrastructure and incorporation of the PHG. Through this RFI,
the Department seeks to become aware of and knowledgeable about industry advances and options for
providing federated HIE services and public health reporting services for Pennsylvania.
The Department encourages interested parties to provide feedback in response to this RFI or any part of
it. A respondent may respond to all or any of the specific questions or topics included in this RFI.
1.2 Request for Information Timeline
Event
Release RFI
RFI Responses Due
Date
January 8, 2020
February 10, 2020
The Department is requesting that all responses to this RFI be submitted by 12:00 p.m. on the due date.
Responses must be submitted electronically to the following email account with “P3N Re-Procurement
RFI” in the email subject line: RA-PWRFICOMMENTS@PA.GOV .
While the Department does not intend to respond to questions or clarifications during the RFI response
period, vendors may submit administrative questions related to this RFI electronically to: RA-
PWRFICOMMENTS@PA.GOV using “P3N Re-Procurement RFI” question” in the email subject line. The
Department may or may not respond based on the nature of the question. The Department will post all
answers provided online at: http://www.emarketplace.state.pa.us.
1.3 Disclaimers
The Department is not liable for any costs or expenses incurred by respondents in the preparation of
responses related to this RFI.
This RFI is issued for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation for
future business, an offer for procurement, or any other type of current or future procurement action and
is only intended to gather information and input. The Department will not award an agreement on the
basis of this RFI or otherwise pay for any of the information received.
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The Department may use the information gathered through this process in the development of future
procurement documents; however, the Department does not guarantee that this will occur. The
Department will not return responses to this RFI. Respondents will not be notified of the result of the
review, nor will they be provided copies of it. If the Department issues a procurement document, no
respondent will be selected, prequalified, or exempted based on its participation in this RFI process.
Respondents should be aware that the responses to this RFI will be public information and that the
Department will not honor any claims of confidentiality, including designations of material as confidential,
proprietary or trade secret protected. All responses are subject to a request for public records made
under the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know-Law, 65 P.S. § 67.101, et seq., and are subject to disclosure
thereunder. The Department is not requesting, and does not require, confidential, proprietary information,
or other competitively sensitive information to be included as part of the RFI submission. Ownership of
all data, material and documentation originated, prepared, and provided to the Department during this
RFI process will belong exclusively to the Department.
PART 2. Background
2.1 Background Information
The P3N is required in support of Act 76 of 2016, where the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Program
(“eHealth Partnership”) was created within DHS. Concurrent with the passage of Act 76, Act 121 of 2012
was repealed, and the independent Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority (“Authority”) and its
governing board were disbanded. All the programmatic responsibilities of the Authority transitioned into
DHS’ Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Program in the Office of Medical Assistance Programs
(“OMAP”).
2.1.1 How HIE is Structured in Pennsylvania
HIE in Pennsylvania occurs locally within physician practices, health systems, and other provider
organizations through their own electronic health records (“EHR") systems. HIE occurs regionally when
providers connect to a network known as a health information organization (“HIO”) through which HIO-
connected providers can access clinical information about their patients from other providers connected
to that same HIO. Statewide HIE is enabled when HIOs connect to the P3N through which HIO-connected
providers can securely access clinical information about their patients from other providers connected to
any P3N HIO. Additionally, the P3N enables care alerts to be sent to a provider when one of their patients
receives care by a provider connected to a another P3N HIO. P3N HIOs can also offer their members
access to six public health registries through the PHG.
2.1.2 P3N Interoperability Infrastructure
The P3N interoperability infrastructure is comprised of tools and services that support and enable a
federated model for secure exchange of health information. The P3N facilitates the secure passing of
information throughout the Commonwealth and can enable the secure exchange of health information
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among other states and the federal government. The primary objectives are to improve healthcare quality
and efficiency, maintain patient safety, and provide secure, confidential access to information for making
the best possible health decisions.
IBM Watson Health provides DHS with the P3N interoperability infrastructure, which includes the
following services:
Provider Directory – Health Providers, Individual & Organization.
Master Patient Index – Patient IDs and Demographics.
Record Locator Service – Clinical Document Metadata and Repositories.
Opt-out Registry – Citizens can opt-out of sharing across the P3N.
Encounter Notification Service – Emergency Department Encounters shared across HIOs with
standard Admission, Discharge, and Transfer Messages.
Advance Care Planning Documents (ACPD) Registry – Will provide a state-wide centralized
ACPD registry available to all healthcare providers in Pennsylvania for Medical Assistance (MA)
patients initially.
Care Plan Registry – Will provide a state-wide centralized care plan registry available to
healthcare providers and payers in Pennsylvania for MA patients initially. (Expected 1st Qtr. 2020)
2.1.3 PHG Infrastructure
The PHG was established to enable healthcare providers to submit health information to the
Commonwealth via a single point of entry in a secure and efficient manner. The objective of the PHG is
to collect information that will help providers and hospitals meet the Pennsylvania Medical Assistance
Promoting Interoperability Program requirements and to expand the electronic collection of public health
data. The PHG infrastructure is hosted and maintained by the commonwealth and is currently separate
from the P3N infrastructure. The Department requires the current PHG to be transitioned to and
integrated with the new P3N infrastructure. The PHG allows providers that are connected to a P3N HIO
to submit information to, and in some cases retrieve information from, six public health registries:
Pennsylvania Cancer Registry, Pennsylvania Electronic Lab Reporting; Pennsylvania Statewide
Immunization Information System (“PA SIIS”); Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
(“PDMP”); Pennsylvania Syndromic Surveillance; and the DHS Electronic Clinical Quality Measures.
PHG connections to PA SIIS are bi-directional and the PDMP is query-only.
2.2 Vision
Electronic HIE enables initiatives striving to improve patient experience, population health, and
healthcare cost. DHS is seeking information to assist in the establishment of a statewide interoperable
system for participating organizations to electronically move health information in a manner that enables
the secure and authorized exchange of health information to provide and improve care to patients.
2.3 Mission
The Department intends to replace the legacy P3N with one that provides a foundation for future HIE in
Pennsylvania. The Department has considered requirements included within nationwide initiatives
such as the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (“TEFCA”) and US Core Data for
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